Last night’s end result was not ideal for the Yankees. You never want to lose a game by coughing up a lead in the seventh inning no matter how slim. But while CC Sabathia did take the loss, which dropped his record to 0-3 on the season, there a few reasons to be happy with the way he pitched.
He Gave The Bullpen The Night Off
Sabathia pitched a complete game (eight innings on the road). He gave up two runs on seven hits, with three walks and five strikeouts. He threw 98 pitches and saved the bullpen for a night which is nice because it seems like they’ve been pitching way too much so far this season.
Here’s how his pitches broke down courtesy of Brooks Baseball:
- He threw 29 four seam fastballs. His average velocity was 91.2, his max was 92.5.
- He threw 23 changeups. His average velocity was 84.8, his max was 86.0.
- He threw 22 sinkers. His average velocity was 90.2, his max was 91.6.